Saturday, March 3, 2012

When Life Gets In the Way

It has been way too long since I have written on the blog and I have missed it.  I have a notebook size sheet of paper filled with different topics I would like to cover!  A friend asked me last week, why I am writing a blog - was it for relatives to keep in touch or just something fun to do?  This is something that is all of the above!  Relatives in other states and friends in other countries can keep up with the antics of my crazy crew!  I think that writing is fun.  In recent years, my writing has been limited to session descriptions for educational programs, text for websites and marketing materials.  It is fun to write about something that I love - my children and family.  Most importantly, the blog is something that I do for myself.  It is a creative outlet and helps me to put things in perspective.  I would like to thank you for clicking in and seeing what my fearsome foursome have been up to and for following me.  I have only been blogging a short time, but the blog has been read in four different countries and has had almost 400 hits.  That's not too bad!

In the last few weeks, life has simply gotten in the way.  We have had too many medical appointments and too many activities.  I can do without the doctor's visits but wouldn't trade in any of the activities!  There are days I feel like I spend more time in my van than in my house, and I have heard that as the kids get older it gets much, much worse! Sometimes I'm sure my husband wishes I would learn to say no - last weekend was tied up with volunteering at lacrosse assessments and ballet meetings, this past week I was focused on volunteering in my daughter's class and doing a little "kids in the kitchen" project with 18 five year-olds!  This evening will be spent volunteering at my daughter's ballet academy for their Winter Recital. (She's a snow flake!)  I may complain, but I truly love every minute of it.  I always think of this quote from a famous mom of multiples, and it definitely applies to my family: "It's a crazy life, but it's OUR life!"

Have a great day!


  1. Glad you're back. Missed you! I look forward to reading your blog!